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    Posted 10 months ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4447 items)

    I'd love to learn more about this piece. It just feels ancient! I'm pretty sure that it is early Dhokra metalwork from India, but that's all i know. I found it on ebay.

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    1. apostata apostata, 10 months ago
      - open rings not closed rings , so we can probably rule out the the Bengali
      is it Odisha or Orissa ( same place different time slightly different unless faked)

      its Orissa , the snake design and ! the cross bottom , so made probably around 1910 and i think the locks are quite impressive , so i think its more likely a money box than a t than an trinket box
    2. apostata apostata, 10 months ago
      maybe the fake soaked them , but looks good
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 months ago
      thanks apostata. i'm pretty certain this one is not faked.

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